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35th anniversary of Munich.

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by wickedwritah, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Today is the anniversary of the failed rescue operation. Cold Pizza is replaying some old Jim McKay footage.
  2. Cansportschick

    Cansportschick Active Member

    CBC did a really awesome documentary on this and I viewed it in September. You should really watch it if you can. I think the CBC store might be selling it. Great detail by detail coverage of what went down and excellent visuals. The interviews with significant others who lost loved ones really added to the emotional element of the documentary and CBC did a great job in making the viewer know who the victims were in this tragedy.
  3. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    The book and documentary "One Day in September" are both excellent. I preferred the book, but the images in the documentary were very powerful.
  4. Cansportschick

    Cansportschick Active Member

    Dyno, maybe CBC aired the one that I saw because it was the same title.
  5. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    The book is heartbreaking; a phenomenal, depressing, thought-provoking read.
  6. Cansportschick

    Cansportschick Active Member

    This documentary is one of my favourites of all time. Love how it was pieced together.
  7. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Not to diminish what happened on that very terrible and sad day, but I propose a new rule: Retrospectives of historical events must come only on anniversaries that end in a zero (10, 20, 50, etc.)
    There's no need to give special attention to the 35th anniversary of anything.
  8. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    In some cosmic coincidence, when I packed up my apartment to move over the weekend, the only book I left out to read was "One Day in September." Didn't realize it was the 30th anniversary unless it was subconsiously.[/twilightzonemusic]

    The documentary is outstanding. The book is very good so far.
  9. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    hear, hear.

    (well, you could argue for 25th) but no other fives.
  10. joe

    joe Active Member

    I wonder why anniversaries that end in zero are considered more -- what? -- poignant, important, maybe more authentic than others? There's nothing intrinsically inherent about those numbers, yet we attach, in my view, undue importance to them. I mean, what are we saying? We remember it more deeply because it's been 10 or 20 or 30 years hence?
    I don't think there's a need to give special attention to any anniversaries of historical events, with the exception of the woman in your life (from the dumb but not stupid file).
    My two cents.
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